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Curiosity Color Panorama
Curiosity Prepares to Get Rolling, Sends Back First Color Panorama
Aug 10, 2012 20:36 PM E
NASA's Curiosity rover sends back its first color panorama image from Mars and receives a major software upgrade to help it on its way.
Mars
Plate Tectonics? Scientist Unearths Massive Crystal Plates Under Surface of Mars
Aug 10, 2012 14:54 PM E
Sure, you've all probably heard of earthquakes-- especially those of us science fans who live in Los Angeles-- but chances are you've probably never heard of a Mars-quake.
Mars
Why Medvedev Says His Failed Space Program is Bankrupting Russia
Aug 09, 2012 19:03 PM E
According to his department's own estimates, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia claims that Moscow's golden era of being a frontrunner in the space race may be over thanks in no small part to a loss of respectability and serious funds from a series of hackneyed, failed space projects, which include two satellites that failed to even launch.
Morpheus Lander
NASA's Morpheus Lander Crashes And Burns During Test Flight
Aug 09, 2012 18:23 PM E
NASA's experimental robotic Morpheus lander crashed today during its first untethered test flight.
Scale model of a Contour Crafting construction site.
Giant 3D Printer “Prints” Complete Houses In 24 Hours
Aug 09, 2012 11:44 AM E
Contour Crafting, an engineering company affiliated with the university of Southern California, is developing an industrial-sized printer capable of creating an entire house in less than a day. The structures are not designed to win any “best homes” awards, but rather, are aimed at providing a solution to areas where immediate, reliable housing is needed, such as disaster relief.
Bruce Willis: Powerful in the box office, powerless against asteroids.
Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World … From Asteroids, At Least
Aug 08, 2012 17:41 PM E
There’s no Yipee Ki Yay solution for blasting asteroids out of the sky with enormous nuclear weapons, according to a student paper published out of the University of Leicester. "Could Bruce Willis Save the World?" was published in the university’s recent edition of the Journal of Special Physics Topics.
Face on Mars
Pareidolia: What Does an Enormous Face Found on Mars Say About the Human Brain?
Aug 08, 2012 14:09 PM E
This isn't the ramblings of that crazy-looking dude who goes on Ancient Aliens and says that space travelers gave the Wright Brothers the idea to not make such stupid-looking airplanes.
Curiosity Landing Junk
This Is All The Junk The Curiosity Mission Has Left On Mars
Aug 07, 2012 18:04 PM E
A new image from orbit over Mars shows where all of the equipment that got Curiosity to the grounded ended up.
Supernova.
NASA Approves Funding For 28 Deep Space Technologies
Aug 07, 2012 15:13 PM E
NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program (NIAC) distributed 28 grants to a number of deep space tech proposals. The agency uses the awards to showcase what it considers to be innovating thinking, and to give scientists a monetary incentive to think beyond the bottom line of a project.
Curiosity Color Photo
Curiosity Rover Sends Back Its First Color Photo From Mars And It's A Bit Blurry
Aug 07, 2012 14:25 PM E
NASA's newest Mars rover sends back its first color photo from the Red Planet and it's a bit on the smudgy side.
Curiosity
NASA Releases Low-Res Video Of Curiosity’s Mars Descent [VIDEO]
Aug 07, 2012 09:21 AM E
NASA's Curiosity rover captured the last two minutes of its harrowing descent towards Mars on video, and on Tuesday, NASA released the low-res version of that video, giving us a sneak-peak of the craft landing on the red planet.
Curiosity Landing on Mars
Curiosity Rover Photographed Over Mars From Orbiting Satellite
Aug 06, 2012 16:32 PM E
The high-powered camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the Curiosity rover as it hurtled toward the Red Planet.
Curiosity
NASA Rover Curiosity Lands: Wheels Down On Mars [VIDEO]
Aug 06, 2012 10:05 AM E
Curiosity, NASA's largest and most advanced rover ever to be sent to another planet, touched down on Mars early Monday morning without any incidents.
Curiosity
Mars Rover Lander: Watch NASA’s Curiosity Rover Touch Down On The Red Planet Here [VIDEO]
Aug 05, 2012 07:44 AM E
NASA's Curiosity rover is slated to touch down on Mars late Sunday or early Monday, depending on where you live.
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